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The Ultimate Foosball Technique. (YouTube video, 13 seconds)
posted by brain_drain (35 comments total)

 
I had a friend who could do that. HAD a friend.
posted by jenovus at 10:26 AM on March 13, 2006


Please tell me that is legal in tournament foosball.

(Actually, I've seen video of high-level players and it's crazy boring, but this is pretty neat.)
posted by Optimus Chyme at 10:28 AM on March 13, 2006


If someone did that to me, I would hit them.
posted by mert at 10:28 AM on March 13, 2006


YouTube has become the bane of teh internets.

Enough already, please.
posted by jsavimbi at 10:32 AM on March 13, 2006


This has to be illegal, but I can't figure out how. Here are the rules.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:33 AM on March 13, 2006


No overthrows allowed!
(gotta go under the bars)

HAHA! You lose!

Rules everyone makes up as they go. THUMBSIES!
posted by HTuttle at 10:36 AM on March 13, 2006


We used to have a house-rule in tournament foos that said if the ball left the playing field during the game, and you caught it, you won a point for your team. We video taped the finals at our company, and there's a great scene in the video where 3 of the 4 guys playing all lunge in the same direction. If you slow down the video, you can see the 4th guy slamming the ball as hard as he can, and then watching as it ricochets up into the air off of the backboard.

...good times.
posted by thanotopsis at 10:38 AM on March 13, 2006


It might be considered spinning the rods
posted by edgeways at 10:39 AM on March 13, 2006


Oh Great, now I gotta go out to the local brewpub and try that until I can do it.

Thanks a lot....

(/sarcastic scowl)
posted by Balisong at 10:43 AM on March 13, 2006


Looks legal. They didn't go all 360 through, but went back the other way. Should be illegal though.
posted by Ironmouth at 10:45 AM on March 13, 2006


Can somebody explain to me why You Tube links are a problem?

Would you prefer a link to a WMV or Quicktime file? I don't get it.
posted by empath at 11:04 AM on March 13, 2006


If this is legal than aerial goaltending should be legal too. As in, catch the ball in the air and throw it at the guy.

But it is a neat trick. Set the ball on fire and call Letterman.
posted by fenriq at 11:05 AM on March 13, 2006


Can somebody explain to me why You Tube links are a problem?

Because it encourages lazy posts, like this.

Would you prefer a link to a WMV or Quicktime file? I don't get it.

No.
posted by puke & cry at 11:08 AM on March 13, 2006 [1 favorite]


Il Postino it ain't.
posted by sourwookie at 11:09 AM on March 13, 2006


I'm not sure if it's legal or not, but if someone did that to me then I would probably get a technical foul for cursing (Rule 20).
posted by jefbla at 11:13 AM on March 13, 2006


If you're good enough to consistently use that trick as an offensive weapon, you're probably in the same league as these these guys, in which case you might as well stick to your blindingly-fast snake shot.
posted by mullacc at 11:21 AM on March 13, 2006


If you're good enough to consistently use that trick as an offensive weapon, you're probably in the same league as these these guys, in which case you might as well stick to your blindingly-fast snake shot.
posted by mullacc at 11:24 AM on March 13, 2006


Can somebody explain to me why You Tube links are a problem?

Because it encourages lazy posts, like this.


I think a lazy post is a lazy post. I have no problem with You tube stuff as long as the subject matter is worth my time to look at. In other words, my time has very little value..
posted by sswiller at 11:26 AM on March 13, 2006


Lazy posts? Since when was effort required for "best of the web?" For the youtube haters, have you seen > this guy play the mario brother's theme song on two guitars !? Mad skillz I tell ya.
posted by AllesKlar at 11:27 AM on March 13, 2006


Seems like a violation of Rule 21: Passing to me.
posted by jaysus chris at 11:53 AM on March 13, 2006


You silly americans. The german term is Fußball, not foosball.
Sounds the same though.
posted by jouke at 12:01 PM on March 13, 2006


Welcome to 2002.
posted by justgary at 12:02 PM on March 13, 2006


Ahh, memories of university. Things got surprisingly heated back then. The trick in the video is tricky, but not that hard if you keep trying on a tornado table. On a garlando it's (almost) impossible. Easy to save though.

Some videos of people whom I was habitually whooped by: http://www.catzfoos.co.uk/videos.asp
posted by Mossy at 12:48 PM on March 13, 2006


Ah, i remember now, check out g2g here: http://www.quebecfoos.com/en/ for air flicky garlando.
posted by Mossy at 12:56 PM on March 13, 2006


IT IS NOT ENOUGH!

(for fuck's sake)
posted by NinjaPirate at 1:52 PM on March 13, 2006


Is it even possible to post something on Metafilter anymore without someone questioning its worthiness as a post? Or do people like the snark as much as they like the posts themselves?
posted by chinese_fashion at 1:58 PM on March 13, 2006


"Is it even possible to post something on Metafilter anymore without someone questioning its worthiness as a post?"

You're frustration is laudable, even merited, but you may have expressed it in the wrong thread. This one is about a 13 second video of someone playing table football.
Of all the internet barrels, this is scraping one of the lower ones.
posted by NinjaPirate at 2:44 PM on March 13, 2006


I saw this several years ago.

This post sucks.

blargh.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 3:10 PM on March 13, 2006


I saw this 25 years ago, and I'd bet it's still legal. It shouldn't be that hard to defend though, eh? In this video, the goalie isn't even trying.
posted by mrgrimm at 3:23 PM on March 13, 2006


It's called an aerial shot and it's legal.
posted by fleacircus at 4:28 PM on March 13, 2006


Ohhh, this is an old trick that was used by the greeks already.
posted by joost at 7:30 PM on March 13, 2006


I have to say... this isn't videosift. I liked that little video, but this isn't the place to post things like this.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 7:35 PM on March 13, 2006


i bow to the foosball masters.
posted by Doorstop at 7:56 PM on March 13, 2006


jouke:
You silly americans. The german term is Fußball, not foosball.

Stupid Dutchman, the double-s charcter is no longer legitimate Deutsch. :-P

(good catch though)
posted by Goofyy at 3:22 AM on March 14, 2006


The german term is Fußball, not foosball.

Actually, everyone here calls it "kicker". They only call real Fußball Fußball.

And, ß is still optionally valid after long vowels :).
posted by lastobelus at 9:37 AM on March 14, 2006


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